As part of the Memoir Writers Discussion Group I host on LinkedIn, I’m hosting a BLOG PARTY over the next month (until the end of March, 2013).
WELCOME TO THE PARTY!
A Blog Party is a simple way to get to know everyone from the group outside of the forum. This will give us a chance to become friends, learn each other’s backgrounds, and see what our books or books-to-be are about. Mostly, it should be fun and a place to really let our hair down and be ourselves. An added bonus is that a Blog Party can increase your traffic and grow your readership!
Here’s what we’ll do. First, comment below since this is the host site. Leave your name, a little teaser about who you are, and a link to a blog post that you wrote FOR this Blog Party. Please include the following in your blog post:
First, start off by introducing yourself. Make it personal, but also give us some background on your writing background. If you have a picture, share!
Second, tell us why you write. Is it a lifelong dream or something you recently discovered?
Third, tell us about your memoir. Is it just beginning or have you published it?
Fourth, if your book is published please include a link, photo, and synopsis so we can check it out.
Fifth, tell us what you are hoping to gain from other writers and the Memoir Writers Discussion Group.
After you leave a comment with name and a link to your introductory blog post, scroll down to see who else commented here and visit at least one other site (the host site doesn’t count as one). Read the writer’s post and comment. Your comment can say anything really, and you can include a link back to your introductory post so they can come say hi to you there.
What should happen is that everyone will get some new comments and hopefully you will find some writers from the group that you really like!
- You must have a blog
- You must be a writer
- Link to a specific post that introduces who you are and what you write
Lisa’s Introduction Post
Hi! I’m your host, Lisa Kerr. I’m thirty-two years old and live in Southern California. I’ve been obsessed with writing since I was first introduced to The Baby-sitters Club. I’ve been reading and studying writers since then. I love writing about landscapes and I love being outside. I was raised in a small desert town in California and there’s something absolutely fascinating about the desert.
I have these two adorable cats, whom I’m a little obsessed with. Molly (pictured below) is still very much a kitten even though she’s over a year old. She plays catch and fetches. Yes, you heard me right. She’s part Golden Retriever/baseball player.
My memoir is in-progress. I started it about three years ago when I started this blog (technically I started a few years before that, but the daily work on it started three years ago). I’ve written at least 500 pages but I’m currently starting to love the draft I’m working on now. My memoir is about my seven years spent in a cult and it’s titled after this blog, My Cult Life. In the book I explore the bizarre rituals, my purity vows, my pastors obsession with exorcisms and the subsequent loss of my faith, dealing with the complexities of forgiveness and identity. I’ve also got an official bio here.
I started the Memoir Writers Discussion Group in order to find a community of writers struggling with the same questions about memoir: How do you find your voice? How much do you “tell” when it comes to writing about other people? etc.
Now, tell me about yourself and link to your post below!